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Keaka Handcrafted Jewelry


Teresa was born and raised in Kamloops. Her mother is Secwépemc from Kamloops and her father is from Glasgow, Scotland. She moved to the lower mainland for 30 years where she was one of the first female firefighters in the lower mainland and left the fire service as a Lieutenant with a medal for 20 years exemplary service.

Since returning to Kamloops, Teresa has volunteered with RAFT (Refugees and Friends Together) and with the Special Olympics. She is currently a member of the Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club and the Kamloops Courthouse Gallery and Artisan Market. Teresa draws from her roots in Kamloops and her Indigenous and Scottish culture.

She specializes in wire jewelry, photography but her medium is always evolving. Teresa is inspired by the vast natural landscape in Kamloops and enjoys sharing it with others. She believes we belong to the land and uses many local, natural materials in her art. She leads by example, challenges the status quo, and continues to show up and take space. She balances powerful warrior energy with gentle soul artist energy by honoring her past and leaning into her soft feminine energy.

Teresa is a featured artist in the Kamloops Courthouse Gallery Giftshop. You can shop in person at the Kamloops Arts Council, located at 7 Seymour Street West in Kamloops, BC.

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